2009 Awards

BarAndrews, Elisabeth
Haagen-Smit Prize, from the editors and publisher of Atmospheric Environment, for an outstanding paper

Araujo-Pradere, Eduardo
• Multicultural science award from the Boulder County Community Action Program

Barry, Roger
Norbert Gerbier-MUMM International Award from the World Meteorological Organization

Burgdorf, Catherine
• NASA Group Achievement Award for outstanding accomplishments in the 2008 Arctic Research of the Composition of the Troposphere from Aircraft and Satellites mission in Alaska and Canada

Cota, David
• Cash Award for extraordinary work that enabled the delivery of two radars to the State of California to meet a critical deadline

Davis, Sean
• Scholarship to attend the Cargèse International School on Water Vapor in the Climate System, in Cargèse, France

Dutton, Geoffrey
• First place, natural phenomena photography contest, NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research

Eakins, Barry
• CIRES Silver Medal for creating new digital elevation models, reconnaissance maps, assessments, and databases that provide information for tsunami forecasts and warnings

Ennis, Christine
• CIRES Director’s Award for outstanding leadership and dedication to U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Products

Fierer, Noah
• Elected member of the Faculty of 1000 in ecosystem ecology

Grothe, Pamela
• CIRES Silver Medal for creating new digital elevation models, reconnaissance maps, assessments, and databases that provide information for tsunami forecasts and warnings

Heller, Molly
CIRES Service Award for initiating the recycling and composting program at the David Skaggs Research Center

Higgins, Matthew
• American Meteorological Society award for the best student oral presentation at the 10th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography

Holloway, John
CIRES Outstanding Performance Award in Science and Engineering for development and operation of a vacuum ultraviolet fluorimeter for the detection of atmospheric carbon monoxide

Hubler, Gerhard
• NASA Group Achievement Award for outstanding accomplishments in the 2008 Arctic Research of the Composition of the Troposphere from Aircraft and Satellites (ARCTAS) mission in Alaska and Canada

Knuth, Shelley
Antarctic Service Medal, U.S. Department of Defense (PDF), for service of more than 30 days in Antarctica

Lack, Daniel
• Recognition by Rear Admiral Jonathon Bailey, NOAA Office of Marine and Aviations Operations, for the development of the NOAA Research Fleet Air Emissions Study

Lim, Elliot
• CIRES Silver Medal for creating new digital elevation models, reconnaissance maps, assessments, and databases that provide information for tsunami forecasts and warnings

Matrosova, Ludmila
• CIRES Silver Medal Award for contributions to the Coral Reef Outlook, which improved global monitoring and managing of coral reef ecosystems relative to climate change

Miller, Benjamin
• Frohlich Fellowship from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) for a three-month visit to Aspendale, Victoria, Australia, to help develop a program for tracking greenhouse gas levels and evaluating the effect of policies

Molnar, Peter
• Jack E. Oliver honorary visiting professor, Cornell University

Mondeel, Debra
• CIRES Silver Award for contributions to the NOAA Annual Greenhouse Gas Index, which assesses humanproduced greenhouse gases and allows the public to track its net influence on climate

Murphy, Sylvia
• National Center for Atmospheric Research Computational and Information Systems Laboratory special recognition award for work on the U.S. Department of Energy-funded Earth System Grid project

Nerem, Steven
• Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Oehmke, Robert
• National Center for Atmospheric Research Computational and Information Systems Laboratory special recognition award for improving an aspect of the Earth System Modeling Framework

Parsons, Mark
Charles S. Falkenberg Award from the American Geophysical Union, for a scientist under 45 years of age who has contributed to the quality of life, economic opportunities, and stewardship of the planet

Patrick, Laura
• Shared CIRES cash award for work building two weatherproof ozone instruments for a tall tower in Moody, TX

Persson, Ola
• Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, American Geophysical Union

Pielke Jr., Roger
• Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

Rajagopalan, Balaji
• Partners in Conservation Award from the U.S. Department of Interior for work developing innovative, new operational guidelines for managing the Colorado River in drought years

Schwarz, Joshua
• NASA Group Achievement Award for participation in the 2008 Newly-Operating and Validated Instruments Comparison Experiment (NOVICE)

Serreze, Mark
• Outstanding Reviewer for Geophysical Research Letters, American Geophysical Union

Sheehan, Anne
• Erasmus Haworth Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Kansas Department of Geology

Sievers, Robert
Governor’s Award for Research Impact
• Humanitarian Award from the Boulder Rotary Club
• New Pioneers Award from the Boulder Historical Museum

Steffen, Konrad
• Honorary Consul of Switzerland in Denver, certified by U.S. Department of State

Tolbert, Margaret
American Chemical Society National Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science
Carnegie Capital Science Evening Lecturer

Udall, Bradley
• Partners in Conservation Award from the U.S. Department of Interior for work developing innovative, new operational guidelines for managing the Colorado River in drought years

Wahr, John
• Designated a “Professor of Distinction” by the CUBoulder College of Arts and Sciences Wallace, Allaina
• Selected as one of 26 archivists across the country to attend the Second Archives Leadership Institute in Madison, WI, on a full scholarship

Washenfelder, Rebecca
• Best Presentation in the “NOAA & CIRES Chemical Sciences” Category of the 2009 Boulder Postdoctoral Poster Symposium; Organized by the Boulder Labs Diversity Council

Watts, Laurel
• NASA Group Achievement Award for participation in the 2008 Newly-Operating and